[BTS Naver Starcast Update] [28.12.2014]

9. 2015년 목표는? = 2014년도 훌쩍 지나갔다. 다가오는 2015년 방탄소년단의 목표는 무엇일까. 가시적으로는 가요 프로그램 1위가 목표였다. 음악적으로 한층 더 성숙하고 싶다는 것도 하나의 바람. 음악 이야기에 눈을 빛내는 이들은 천상 가수였다.

"팀으로 보면 열심히 작업해서 좋은 결과를 얻는 게 목요에요. 예를 들면 1위를 하다던가. 큰 시상식에서 수상을 하다던가 하는거요. 개인적으로는 저만의 음악이나 춤 컨텐츠를 발표할 수 있다면 좋겠어요. 그리고 하나 더? 제 2 외국어 하나를 마스터하고 싶어요" (제이홉)

"1등은 전체적인 꿈인거 같아요. 그 외 저 개이적으로는 여기저기 돌아다니며 음악에 대해 많이 배우고 싶어요. 조금 더 배우고 성장하는 가수가 되고 싶네요" (정국 & 슈가)

"다양한 작업을 해보고 싶어요. 방탄소년단 정규 앨범도 냈으니, 이제 다른 분들과 작업해도 좋지 않을까 하는 생각이에요. ‘마마’때도 블락비 선배들과 함께해서 더 주목 받았잖아요. 폭 넓은 음악적 지식을 얻기 위해서 그런 경험이 필요하다고 느껴요" (랩몬스터)

"가장 큰건 1등을 해보는 거 같고요. 그거 말고 데뷔 할 때 소원이 있으면 말해보라고 한 게 있는데. 그게 바로 숙소 이사하는 거에요. 사실 올해 이사가 예정되어 있었는데 집을 구하지 못해서 이사를 못갔어요. 팬들 선물도 많이 쌓이고 해서. 내년엔 이사를 가고 싶네요" (진)

9. Goals for 2015? = 2014 went very fast. What is BTS’s goals for the coming year 2015. Tangibly their goal was to get 1st place on a music program. In music they want to mature one more step. On the topic of music their eyes shone.

"When we look at it from a team perspective our goal is to work and get good results. For example, get 1st place. Or get an award at an award event. Personally, it would be good if I could show my own music or dance contents. And another thing? I want to master a 2nd language" (J-Hope)

"Getting 1st place is an overall dream. But other than that personally I want to go around places and learn more about music. I want to learn more and grow as a singer" (Jungkook & Suga)

"I want to do a diverse range of works. Since BTS have released their full album, I think now we can try other works with other people. At ‘MAMA’ we received a lot of attention when we did a stage together with Block B sunbaes. I feel that to obtain more music knowledge those experiences are necessary" (Rap Monster)

"The biggest is getting 1st place. But other than that when we debuted we were asked if we had any wishes. And that is to move dorms. To be honest it was planned this year that we move but we couldn’t find a house so we couldn’t move. And there are a lot of fans presents. Next year I want to move dorms" (Jin)

[BTS Naver Starcast Update] [28.12.2014] 

8. 2014년 활동 곡별 총평을 내리자면? = 세 곡으로 활동했다. 지난 활동을 스스로 평가해본다면 어떨까. 재미있고, 이쉽고, 또 행복한 그런 기분을 느꼈다는 게 멤버들의 이야기였다. 반응이 좋을 때 신이 나고, 열심히 할 때 보람을 느끼는 그런 남자들이었다. 

"상남자 때 정말 재미있었어요. 6-7주 정도 활동을 했거든요. 방송 횟수로 치면 50번이 넘을거에요. 자칫 지루할 수 있잖아요. 그런데 활동 6주차에도 재미있더라고요. 이 곡으로 1위 후보도 해봤고, 다른 가수들고 많이 알아봐줘숴 좋았어요. 반응이 좋았어요" (랩몬스터)

”’데인저’는 뮤직 비디오가 좀 아쉬웠던 거같네요. 일본 버전 ‘데인저’는 좀 더 강한 느낌이 있었거든요. 한국 버전은 좀 약하다고 할까? 사실 3일 동안 못자면서 하다보니 저희가 잘 못했던 거 같아요. 정규 타이틀이아 2-3배 더 정성을 쏟아야 했는데 그러지 못한 건 아닐까 했죠” (뷔)

"전 그래도 ‘데인저’가 한 칼이 있었다고 생각해요. ‘슈퍼주니아’ 려욱 형이 슈쥬 단체방에 저희 뮤비 링크를 보냈어요. 그런데 신동 형이 ‘안무영상 최고라고’, ‘로보트처럼 춤춘다고’ 칭찬해 주시더라고요. 퍼포먼스 적으로 한 칼이 있었고, 의미가 컸다고 봐요" (제이홉)

”’호르몬 전쟁’은 제일 편한 노래였어요. 크케 짜여진 안무도 없었고요. 각자의 끼를 보여주는 무대였거든요. 본질적으로 가수가 내가 행복하려고 하는건데, 그걸 느끼게 해 준 곡이에요. 방송인데 자유럽게 즐길 수있어서 좋았어요” (뷔 & 랩몬스터)

8. A overall critique/review of the songs that you promoted in 2014? = They promoted with 3 songs. What would it be like to judge the past promotions themselves. Fun, disappointing, and happiness were the things that the members felt and talked about. When the reaction was good they would feel excited, and when they tried hard they felt that it was all worth it. 

"The time of Boy In Luv was really fun. We promoted it for 6-7 weeks. If we say it in the times that we appeared on programs it is over 50 times. It could be boring. But it was still fun even in the 6th week. We even got nominated for 1st place with this song, and it was good because other singers recognised us. The reaction was good" (Rap Monster)

"With ‘Danger’ the music video was a bit disappointing. The Japanese version of ‘Danger’ was more strong. You could say the Korean version was a bit weak? To be honest we did it for 3 days without sleep which is why I think we didn’t do as good. For our full album title we should have put 2-3 times more devoted but because we couldn’t do that could be the reason why it was disappointing" (V)

"For I think ‘Danger’ was still a big hit. ‘Super Junior’ Ryeowook hyung sent a link to our music video in their Suju group chatroom. But Shindong hyung said ‘The dance practice is the best’, ‘They dance like robots’ and praised us. Performance wise it was a big hit, and I see that it meant a lot. (J-Hope)

“‘Hormone War’” was the most comfortable song. There was no big set choreography. It was a stage that we could show each of our talent/charms. Essentially being a singer is for me to be happy, and this song really made me feel that. It was good that we could freely enjoy the stage even though it was a broadcast” (V & Rap Monster)

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[BTS Naver Starcast Update] [28.12.2014]

10. 마지막으로 팬들에게 전하는 메세지? = 2014년도 방탄소년단은 팬들과 웃고, 팬들과 울었다. 활동 원동력을 묻는 질문에 주저없이 팬을 꼽을 만큼 팬들을 생각하는 마음이 깊었다. 한 해를 햄께 보낸 팬들에게 마지막으로 ‘감사하다’는 말을 전했다. 

"멋진 가수가 많아요. 그런데 팬들은 왜 우리만 바라봐주는가에 대해 많이 생각했던거 같아요. 앞으로 더 멋있는 무대를 보여주면서 그런 사랑에 보답하고 싶어요. 너무너무 감사하다는 말을 전하고 싶어요"

"팬들 덕분에 너무 감사한 한 해를 보냈고, 행복한 해를 보냈어요. 아미 (방탄소년단 팹클럽명) 사랑해요" (뷔)

"고생 많았가는 말을 해주고 싶어요. 사실 공방 오는 게 쉬운 일은 아니잖아요. 메일메일 기다린다는게 얼마나 힘든 일이겠어요. 신기하고, 감사해요. 고생하는 것보다 얻어가시는게 더 많았으면 하는 바람이에요. 내년에도 같이 고생하자고요. 우린 한 배를 탔으니까요" (랩몬스터)

"아, 지방에 있어서, 못오시는 분들도 많아요. 멀리서 응원해 주시는 분들도 고맙고요. 편지 보내주시는 분들도 있는데, 그 분들도 감사하다는 말을 하고 싶어요. 고마워요. 아미" (지민)

10. Lastly a message to the fans? = In 2014 BTS laughed with fans, and cried with fans. Their thoughts about their fans were very deep and sincere. They said their ‘thank you’ to the fans that were with them throughout this year.

"There are a lot of cool singers. But I really thought a lot about why our fans only look at us. By doing more cool stages I want to be able to repay that love. I want to say we are very very thankful"

"Thanks to our fans we were able to spend this year, and have a happy year. A.R.M.Ys (BTS Fanclub name) I love you. (V)

"I want to say you have really suffered. Really, it isn’t an easy thing to come to the open broadcasts. How hard would it be to wait every day. It’s amazing, and thank you. I hope that you are gaining more than you are suffering. Lets suffer together next year too, because we are now on the same boat" (Rap Monster)

"Ah, there are many people who can’t come because they live out in the country. Thank you for cheering us on from far away. There are people who send us letters, I want to say thank you to those people too. Thank you. A.R.M.Y" (Jimin)

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